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#2527305 UFA day looking up

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 30 June 2014 - 04:58 PM

i still have a feeling that Kenny has a trade up his sleeve  :withstupid:


Honestly, the TSN guys are saying that Holland has had serious discussions with Buffalo re Tyler Myers.  24 years old, right handed shot, 6'8".  I think he'd fit in well here.

#2527297 UFA day looking up

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 30 June 2014 - 04:54 PM


Just read on Reddit that we're prepared to offer Boyle a two year, $5+ contract.  Then perhaps scoop up Erhoff.  Seems like the priorities are backwards on that one, although Boyle is a righty.


Depends on your viewpoint on the whole thing.  I can see where getting a right handed, proven veteran for 2 years as a stop gap to the kids coming in is a smart move.  You don't tie up cap long-term and you give yourself flexibility for the next 2-3 UFA periods (what D may come available in the coming off-seasons?).  Also Boyle would do wonders as a mentor to Smith, etc.  I'm not saying this is my preference, but I can see the value in adding Boyle first and then going after a second d-man.  I would be happy if they got Boyle and Gilbert and add 2 right handed shots without breaking the bank.  Then they have money to add Iginla possibly (assuming the move out Kindl).

Thanks. I'd have a look at McBain for sure if we missed out on a couple other big names.

McBain could be a decent backup plan... I'm not too familiar with his style of play though.  Had a couple decent seasons with Carolina. (30 and 27 pts).

#2527099 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 29 June 2014 - 11:31 PM

Yeah this seems like a baseless rumor.... Looking at the link, other rumors in the past never came true, so this is definitely a long shot.  

#2526586 NHL Draft 2014: Rounds 2-7 **MOD WARNING POST 51**

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 28 June 2014 - 11:40 AM


Good thing you don't represent anyone but yourself. It's unfortunate we have fans like you.


Do us a favor and cheer for another team because things didn't go your way.


The sad thing is that things haven't had a chance to go any way since the free agency period is still 3 days away.  I mean, Holland has already done his due diligence and met with the Agents of Niskanen and Boyle, plus unnamed other/s.  He's doing what he's supposed to at this point, so why don't we wait until a little down the line to start throwing tantrums, right?


Also, last off-season, he arguably made two solid moves getting Weiss and Alfie.  Weiss had a bad year with injuries, and Alfie was a solid addition.  

#2526575 NHL Draft 2014: Rounds 2-7 **MOD WARNING POST 51**

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 28 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Holland failing to make room for improvements on the NHL roster. Still have too many forwards, s***ty D. No room for UFA's. Failing to trade Kindl, Andersson. He will just kick tires for the rest of his career. He absolutely disappointed Red Wings Nation again thus far. Sure his drafts were solid, but Detroit as a NHL team still sucks. Get ready for Q and Alfie to come back when no UFA of any value wants to come here after Holland, once again, fails to make his team a more attractive place to play. Pathetic. " But, but, were Detroit, everyone wants to play here...for pennies. "


Holy geeze, relax.  We haven't even hit Free Agency yet.... trades are still possible.  He set meetings up with Niskanen, Boyle, and an unnamed forward.  He can't sign anyone until Tuesday.  Why don't we wait until later in the summer to make judgements on how the upcoming season may look.  It's laughable how worked up some people get.  

#2526338 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2014 - 07:33 PM

Larkin, Rich or him would be really nice


Fabbri, McCann, Tuch, Milano, Larkin, DeAngelo

#2526023 Kane and Toews both asking for $12M per year

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

Whats the alternative letting them walk and go back to penny pinching? The truth is both will get their money it's either from the Hawks or someone else. Save for Crosby, Stamkos there is not one player I would taker over Toews guy just has the intangibles. Kane on the other hand to me is not worth that much but the market dictates the prices. Like I said both would get maximum terms from their hometown teams so their asking offer is already 2 million underpaid I don't think they are going to go even more down maybe 11 but even that might be pushing it


The alternative is them, as "team" players, not handcuffing their team and not asking for a ludicrous amount of money.  It's not about the Hawks, of course they won't let them walk, but the onus lies with the player and agent.   

#2526017 Kane and Toews both asking for $12M per year

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 26 June 2014 - 11:06 PM

I get that if you can make more money, then you should try and make more money, but they are complete morons if they are honestly asking for 12 million a season each.  No matter the cap, this will handcuff their team and, in the end, make them less competitive than they can be.  So, I guess what I'm saying is, I hope Chicago is foolish enough to give them what they're asking for.

#2523110 Kesler still wants a trade.....

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 07 June 2014 - 10:53 AM

The price tag will still be too high, unless they are willing to take Franzen as the main piece.

#2425680 Players of Interest

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 04 July 2013 - 12:11 AM



So it appears we are exploring the following forward options:


1. Stephen Weiss

2. Mike Ribiero

3. Matt Cullen

4. Jerome Iginla


And on defense:


1. Andrew Ference

2. Marek Zidlicky


The thought is that if they acquire a defensemen this off-season, Quincey will probably be dealt.  I'm sure this is music to many ears, if winding up true.  I'm not sure I'd like Zidlicky, but I do like the idea of Ference, being that he is a steady  stay at home that could mentor some of the youth.  I'd like him over Quincey for sure.


Kronwall - Ericsson

Kindl - DeKeyser

Ference - Smith





#2424640 Tim Thomas watch 2013

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

Calling it, he'll go to Philly.

#2379194 Could Kenny be working on something HUGE?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 03 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

Yeah... Ovi is slated to make $9,538,462 annually through 2020-21


Somehow I don't see Holland trying to make that deal, since we've never been about super-bloated contracts.  And I'm completely fine with that.  

What irritates me the most is that standing pat is fine if you've got a good team, but when your team has been woefully inadequate for the last four years, how do you justify doing nothing?  Holland says "we like our team".  I respond...why?  They've continuously gotten worse and proved nothing when it matters. 


What's to like?  They aren't as bad as Calgary or Columbus? 


Aren't we supposed to aim a little higher than that in "Hockeytown"?


I think it's been rebranded to "Little Caesartown"

#2367979 4 Forwards that are/may be available, that help us:

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 12 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

Stafford of course would be the best option and Holland has a strong relationship with Regier.  I wouldn't mind Kulemin as well, seeing if he'd form good chemistry with Datsyuk.  I like the idea of Dubinsky, but only if we replaced Abdelkader with him.  Not like Hornqvist due to his lack of size.

#2367975 Stafford available.......

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 12 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

As stated before, I would bring Stafford here and one of Regehr/Leopold.  It is a no-brainer.  A defensive defenseman and a right handed shooter.

#2358251 Holland looking around

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

I personally am indifferent about Bouwmeester coming here.  I'm not sure how I feel about it, but at this point, will it truly hurt the team?  He's playing stronger this year than he has in the past few and I don't think it's a stretch to think it's because of new coaching.  


I also feel that Babchuk hasn't been given a fair shake yet and has some pretty solid upside.  He put together a good season in Carolina and in Calgary each, but then seems to get the stick after for some reason.  He's a d-man who has good size, can put the puck in the net, and his a righty.  Why not go for a low-risk, high-reward type situation (as discussed above).  


Who else might Holland target?  Who fits the secondary scoring help?


Defensemen with expiring contracts:


 - Visnovsky (36)

 - Hainsey (31)

 - Streit (35)

 - Regehr (32)

 - Whitney (30)

 - Scuderi (34)

 - Leopold (32)

 - Babchuk (28)

 - Douglas Murray (32)


Personally, I'd like to see us go out and grab either Regehr, Whitney, Scuderi, Murray, or Babchuk.  What do you all think?




 - Horton

 - Clowe

 - Weiss

 - Clarkson

 - Raymond

 - Boyes


I would personally love Horton or Weiss for secondary scoring.  Horton has not fit in well with Boston and I believe would thrive on a second line here with Datsyuk feeding him.  I've always liked Weiss, but i'm not sure how he'd fit here/if he would.


What do you think?